Food Fete

About

Food Fête

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Food Fête is an exclusive, intimate event that introduces food PR and marketing professionals to a targeted group of top food writers.

Exhibitors showcase their newest food, beverage and kitchenware products in an intimate, cocktail party setting. In just two to three hours, meaningful conversations naturally unfold. Social media profiles give way to, well, genuine social interactions.

Food Fête’s original mission in 2005 was to become the press event for launching new products to the food media. As 2016 marks our 12th year, we’ve accomplished that and more. Food Fête has evolved into an essential industry touch point where new food products and the food press intersect.

We take that responsibility very seriously.

Jeff Davis

Food Fête’s founder, Jeff Davis, is a former PR guy who spent more than two decades counseling clients at his own PR firm and other top agencies. He knows firsthand the PR challenges facing food brands and their agencies, plus what it takes to shape a story for journalists.

That matters.

Having produced more than 35 Food Fête events since 2005, Jeff has researched thousands of food companies, giving him an expert perspective on the food industry. He finds the very best products that guide changing food trends, a key reason why press keep coming back.

Finally, working with Food Fête delivers a rare, personal experience. Jeff promptly answers your calls, quickly responds to your emails and guides you every step of the way in order to exceed expectations.

That also matters.

 

“Food Fête events offer a fun, cost-effective venue to introduce culinary products and cultivate national media relationships. But remember to come hungry!”

Sunshine Morrison
Radiance Communications

For Exhibitors

Food brands and their agencies participate in Food Fête to discover and create opportunities.

They want to share their newest products with editors they’ve known for years as well as food writers they might only know through emails and phone calls.

The exhibitor experience sets Food Fête apart, starting with our upscale venues and cocktail party vibe. We ditched the 6-foot skirted tables for elegant cocktail rounds to better showcase the products. Our martini and wine bars keep things lively. And in the end, it all comes together to create a casual, fun environment where conversation and interaction flows.

Who attends? We consistently attract food writers and producers from national TV networks, food and lifestyle magazines, websites and blogs including All You, Good Housekeeping, The Dr. Oz Show, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Food & Wine, Food Network/Cooking Channel, Food Network Magazine, Food Politics, Health, and SELF.

To apply to exhibit at an upcoming Food Fête event, click here.  |  To download our 2017 event brochure, click here.

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 “There has always been a great representation of top tier press. This is the preeminent event for food companies to connect with media movers and shakers.”

Rachel Kay, President
Rachel Kay Public Relations

For Press

For our media guests, Food Fête identifies and presents the newest, trend-setting food products from 20 to 50 makers, including those from artisanal food start-ups as well as familiar national brands.

We recognize that food journalists and bloggers today must do more with less time. So, we streamline what might otherwise be a crammed schedule of dizzying desk side briefings into a concise, comfortable event.

Media depart Food Fête having learned something new and having made connections with product experts who become invaluable sources down the road.

The fact that it’s a lively cocktail party is a bonus.

To request an invitation to attend a Food Fête event, click here.  |  To view a list of exhibitors at previous Food Fête events, click here.

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“Food Fête carefully curates its exhibitors and presents a more intimate environment where I can get to know the producer and products.”

C. Curtis Vreeland, President
Vreeland & Associates

2017 Event Schedule

Food Fête San Francisco
Jan. 23, 2017/SAN FRANCISCO

Food Fête San Francisco is designed for building face-to-face relationships with west coast food writers and bloggers. 20 exhibitor tables available.

Food Fête Summer
June 26, 2017/NEW YORK CITY

Our flagship summer event (and largest of the year) is perfectly suited for the new product launch season, plus long-lead holiday editorial opportunities. 40 exhibitor tables available.

Food Fête Fall
Oct. 10,  2017/NEW YORK CITY

Q4 is a busy time of year for food brands, but that doesn’t mean the PR work stops. Eyes are focused on short-lead opportunities for the year-end holidays including New Years plus pro football’s “Big Game,” and this event hits the mark. It’s also great for chocolate and confection companies pursuing last-minute holiday and Q1 2018 opportunities such as Valentine’s Day. 20 exhibitor tables available.

 

 Click here to apply to any of our 2017 events.

“The format is well designed to offer face time with leading consumer lifestyle and food media, and our clients have earned marquee coverage as a result. Jeff also goes above and beyond to make the event a success and continues to be professional, accommodating and a pleasure to work with.”

Duo Public Relations

Blog

Food Fête Has Moved to Portland

Food Fête has relocated back to Portland, OR, a city we called home about four years ago.

What brings me back is not only a love for this city, but I’m also launching a new venture later this fall, and Portland is the ideal city in which to do it.

Our Food Fête events will continue, and I’ll soon be announcing our 2015 event calendar.  Details on the new business, which I believe many of our food exhibitors (and other non-food consumer product brands) will find interesting, is also forthcoming very soon.

Our phone number has changed, so you can reach me at 971-373-8822.

– Jeff Davis, Founder & Producer

Response Time

I’d like to believe (and do hear) that we provide a high level of customer service here at Food Fete. Being responsive to email and phone inquiries is the beginning of our relationships with agencies and prospective exhibitors, so it makes sense to get back to them sooner than later.

I, do however, like how this company handled a customer complaint issue — albeit in a very public way — that could have easily gone south. Fortunately, they received a lot of support.

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“Food Fête is a go-to event and one that allows me to meet and discuss why new products are being created all the time.”

Jeff Dryfoos, Publisher
Dessert Professional Magazine

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